The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is located at 49 Old Kings Highway North and offers a variety of programs for women in lower Fairfield County. It is dedicated to giving women the support and tools they need to transform their lives, be confident in their choices and raise healthy families. Registration for classes and more information are available at ywcadariennorwalk.org or at 203-655-2535.
YW Stand Against Racism Film Festival
Please join us for the reading of the Stand Against Racism Pledge, which will take place in both Darien and Norwalk on April 25th. The YW will also hold a film festival at the Darien Library during YWCA Stand Against Racism Week, April 21st through 26th, showcasing documentaries, mainstream, and classic films that present cultural insights, through-provoking issues, and the strength & resolve of people faced with personal challenges and/or injustice. For pledge reading times/locations, and schedule of films and show times, please visit ywcadariennorwalk.org/special-events/sar-2014. These events are free to the community.
5th Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon
Save the date: women selected will be honored at the Annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 29th at the Woodway Country Club in Darien. This award is a wonderful opportunity to honor women who have made a significant contribution to our local, national, and global communities.
Take Mom to Yoga
An evening yoga class for moms and kids of elementary school age held in the YWCA Dance Studio.
Yoga instructor Talita Moss has created a unique program where moms and kids bond over learning yoga poses and body awareness. This class is an opportunity to have quality time with your child in a relaxing environment. A 4-session package can be used consecutively or as your schedule permits. Classes take place on Wednesdays, from 6:15-7:15pm. Registration is ongoing.
Gardening Classes with Sara McCool
Sara McCool, the highly sought after Darien-based landscaper with Ungemack McCool Landscape Associates, returns to teach Landscape Design and Practice. Classes will start Monday, April 21st for evening classes (7:00pm – 8:30pm) and Wednesday, April 23rd for morning classes (8:30am – 10:00am). Sara will also be teaching a one-day Outdoor Green Garden class on Saturday, April 26th (9:00am – 10:30am) and a Perennial Garden class on Saturday, May 17th (9:30am – 11:00am). Registration is required. Visit ywcadariennorwalk.org for more info.
Parent Awareness Events Haze Screening, co-sponsor Thriving Youth. Darien Library on Monday, April 28th @ 7:00 pm
Split Screening & discussion with Ed Moran from Family Centers, co-sponsor Darien Library. Divorce through kids' eyes, a film screening followed by a discussion. Darien Library on Tuesday, April 29th @ 7:00 pm
What Every Girl Wants to Know - Mother & Daughter Talk with Diane Frankel-Gamelis, MS, CCE, co-sponsor Holmes Elementary School. A discussion for mothers and daughters on the physical and emotional changes of puberty. The Darien Depot, 25 Heights Road on Thursday, May 1st @ 7:00 pm
Please visit our Parent Awareness page at ywcadariennorwalk.org for full details of each event and to register.